Hurricanes Basketball vs. Notre Dame

Watch live updates and discuss the game between the Miami Hurricanes and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Wednesday (7:00 p.m. BSFL) at the Watsco Center.

WHAT’S AT Stake?

Miami (16-5, 8-2 ACC, No. 57 Kenpom) wins against Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech to keep the Hurricanes in first place in the ACC. … Notre Dame (14-7, 7-3, No. 73 Kenpom) had ended its four-game winning streak with a 57-43 loss to No. 9 Duke on Monday in their worst game of the season. … Miami and Notre Dame are two of the top four teams in the ACC standings, along with Duke (8-2) and North Carolina (8-3). … Miami is 9-2 at home while Notre Dame is 5-3 on the road. … Notre Dame has won the last three in the series. … Miami enters the game 19th of 358 teams in adjusted offensive efficiency (114.1) and 156th in adjusted defensive efficiency (101.4), 1st and 9th in conference games, while Notre Dame is 63rd in nationally on offense (109.0) and 83rd in defense (98.1), 9th and 4th in conference games.

SERIES RECORDING: Notre Dame leads 14-12

LAST MEETING: Miami lost 71-61 at Notre Dame on February 14, 2021

LINE: Miami at 5 according to William Hill Caesars Sportsbook

KENPOM score prediction: Miami 75-70, Miami 66% winning chance

PLAYER TO SEE

Notre Dame: SG Blake Wesley, a freshman who is expected to be the seventh pick in the 2022 NBA draft according to NBADraft.net, comes out of a six-point game in 3-of-15 shooting against Duke and grabs a series of 17 consecutive games in double digits. The dynamic guard was one of the best freshmen in the country, averaging 14.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game.

Miami: SG Isaiah Wong will also be looking to recover after being held by eight points against Georgia Tech, ending a 19-game streak with at least 10 points. Wong has at least 20 points in three of his last eight games, including season-highs of 25 against Wake Forest and North Carolina.

Catch up on updates, including the starting lineup, and discuss the game.

Christopher Stock has been reporting on the Miami Hurricanes since 2003 and can be reached by email at [email protected] and on Twitter @InsideTheU.

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